CEOS Instrument: IGPM rain radar




Instrument:IGPM rain radar
Agency: ASI
Mission: IGPM
Status:No longer considered
Type:Cloud and precipitation radar
Description:
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Cloud and precipitation radar
Description: Nadir-pointing radar to observe the profile of liquid and ice water in clouds. Depending on the frequency, the radar better observes liquid precipitation (~ 14 GHz), solid precipitation (~ 35 GHz) or non-precipitating clouds (~ 94 GHz). The antenna size is dimensioned for a ground resolution typically of ~ 5 km and the vertical resolution is 250-500 m. Pushbroom multi-feed provides limited swath (few 100ís km for lower frequencies, basically zero at the highest frequency). Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18